ama·​ro·​ne ˌä-mä-ˈrō-nā How to pronounce amarone (audio)
: a robust dry red Italian wine with a high alcohol content

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Reds will include Cantina di Casteggio, a barbera from Lombardy; Le Masciare Barbassano, an aglianico from Campania; and a Ca' del Monte amarone from Veneto. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Nov. 2019 Wines varieties include prosecco, bardolino, amarone, vermentino, rosé of cannonau (grenache) and carignano. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2019

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Word History


Italian, from Italian dialect (Veneto), literally, tart, very dry, augmentative of amaro tart, bitter, from Latin amarus bitter

First Known Use

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amarone was circa 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Amarone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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